Empire State Trail

Canada Border to New York City

Tour Type:  Cycling - Bike Trails & Rural Roads

The Empire State Trail  is comprised of three separate trail systems, the Erie Canalway Trail which is the East-West spine of this system, and the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail and Champlain Valley Trail which together run from New York City to the Canada Border forming the full north-south axis. Unlike the Erie which is nearly all flat cycling on designated bike trails, the North-South Axis is hilly and is 60% on road cycling. This is a challenging ride, but those willing to tackle it are rewarded with the outstanding scenery of NY’s Northeast kingdom and remarkable experiences like incredible Ausable Chasm, historic Fort Ticonderoga and world famous New York City. Are you up for it?

Half Tour:  Don't have time to ride the full tour? Join us for a 1/2 ride and choose to ride either the NORTH half: Rouses Point to Albany (5 Days / 4 Nights);  or the NORTH half: Albany New York city (7 Days / 6 Nights).

Getting Here:  Tour originates in Plattsburgh, NY.  Free round trip shuttle available from Albany, or fly into Plattsburgh and out from NYC. There is no return shuttle to Plattsburgh.

Semi-Supported Tour: Available for 2022 - for your dates, 4 person minimum required. Call or email for dates and details.

Fully Supported Tour Dates:

Sept. 16 - 26   ***   Tour is limited to participants for this inaugural tour!

Duration:  11 Days / 10 Nights

Difficulty:  Moderate

Daily Miles:  45 - 55

Total Miles:  420

Meals: 10 Breakfasts


Full Tour:  Dbl. Occ. $2589; Single $3389; 

1/2 Tour: Dbl. Occ. $1989; Single $2489

Contact Us . . .

Ph: (315) 316-2453

email: info@CycleTheUSA.com

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